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Quran Dictionary - ز و ل


The triliteral root zāy wāw lām (ز و ل) occurs four times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • three times as the form I verb zāla (زَالَ)
  • once as the noun zawāl (زَوَال)

The translations below are brief glosses intended as a guide to meaning. An Arabic word may have a range of meanings depending on context. Click on a word for more linguistic information, or to suggestion a correction.

Verb (form I) - to cease

(14:46:10) litazūlathat should be moved وَإِنْ كَانَ مَكْرُهُمْ لِتَزُولَ مِنْهُ الْجِبَالُ
(35:41:7) tazūlāthey cease إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُمْسِكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ أَنْ تَزُولَا
(35:41:9) zālatāthey should cease وَلَئِنْ زَالَتَا إِنْ أَمْسَكَهُمَا مِنْ أَحَدٍ مِنْ بَعْدِهِ


(14:44:26) zawālinend أَوَلَمْ تَكُونُوا أَقْسَمْتُمْ مِنْ قَبْلُ مَا لَكُمْ مِنْ زَوَالٍ

See Also

Language Research Group
University of Leeds